So we did it. We let someone outside our family watch Jamie for the first time today….
I felt so sick with worry leaving for my training today. Besides the occasional gym daycare (in which I never leave the building and take sneak peaks of Jamie through a mirrored glass), Jamie has never been left alone with anyone besides our parents or siblings. This was our first try at having an outside babysitter come in to get us ready for next school year. The plan is to have someone come twice or three times a week to watch Jamie next school year. It’s only for 4 hours, but it felt like forever.
The irony is that the girl is one of my old students who graduated, is 19, going to college, and I personally trained her to take care of children. Easy peasy, right?
I was freaked.
I’m pretty sure I left her notes long enough to print into a booklet.
Notes included:Sleep schedule Food Schedule Tips How to change diaper The use of the pacifier How to entertain Jamie
Um, yeah. I know you are either:
a) Making fun of me and laughing out loud hysterically (or HLOL- how’s that for text lingo?….Booyah!)
b) Rolling your eyes and calling me a helicopter mom. (Whatever!)
When we got home Jamie was in a WONDERFUL mood. I mean, she was really happy. She must have been thrilled to have someone else to play with.
Speaking of helicopter moms, someone tell me the daily meal plan of your 9-12 month old please….I’m trying to add finger foods in the loop and I’m scerrred. Jamie choked on a teething biscuit yesterday and I was seriously seconds away from giving her the baby Heimlich. Someone send me some ideas that won’t put me into early retirement, please.